If you’ve been to a baby shower recently or visited a baby registry list, then you’ve probably seen the Bumbo infant seat. These baby seats, made of molded foam, are hugely popular in families with infants. But if you’re one of the millions of people who have a Bumbo, beware.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bumbo International are recalling over 4 million Bumbo infant seats because several babies have fallen or gotten themselves out of their seats. This happened when the Bumbo was placed either on a raised surface or used on the floor. The CPSC has gotten reports of babies who suffered skull fractures, bumps, bruising and other injuries.
If you have a Bumbo seat for your baby, the CPSC urges you to stop using the seat right away until you get and install a free repair kit, which includes a safety belt. To order the repair kit, visit recall.bumbousa.com or call (866) 898-4999 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m EST Monday through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. EST on Friday.
The Bumbo seats were sold in stores nationwide and online, including Sears, Target, Toys R Us (including Babies R Us), USA Babies, Walmart, and other toy and children’s stores from August 2003 through August 2012.